About Tanya:

Certified Bodywork Practitioner, Educator

Trained in:  Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic Massage, Deep Flow Bodywork Level 1 & 2, Deep Tissue Massage, Hawaiian LomiLomi, Hot Stone Massage, Hydrotherapy, Indian Head Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu: Mat & Table, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Usui Reiki Level 1 & 2. 

 

I am passionate about authenticity, self-care, and mindfulness. Being intensely present throughout the session and listening to your body, are among my various superpowers. When you are on my table, I pay close attention to the way your body responds and I adjust, accordingly. Your comfort is my priority.

I graduated with honours from a 700-hour bodywork course in July 2009. In May 2010, I started Breathing Space Bodywork and haven't looked back!  I absolutely LOVE what I do: helping people relax, breathe and let go. I continue to upgrade my skill set each year, taking continuing education classes offered locally and abroad.  I have training in various bodywork modalities and although I incorporate aspects of many different modalities into each session, my style of bodywork is influenced mainly by Deep Flow, Swedish massage and Shiatsu. 

After graduating from bodywork school in 2009, I returned in 2010 as a Teachers Assistant and  Student Clinic Supervisor. I fell in love with being in the classroom, learning, teaching and mentoring. I was a Teaching Assistant for 3 years and then became a Head Instructor, teaching multiple core courses and developing new curriculum. Always striving to improve, I enrolled in the Instructor of Adult Education Diploma Program at Vancouver Community College and am officially an Instructor of Adult Education in the province of British Columbia. 

When you come to see me for bodywork, you will have my full attention and receive the best treatment I am capable of providing.  I pay very close attention to all of the little things that make or break a great session.  When someone loves what they do, you can feel the difference. Come experience the difference for yourself!

 
I really enjoyed my massage with Tanya! She asked me questions about how I was feeling and how I wanted to feel. I liked how she incorporated aromatherapy oils to enhance my massage experience, I left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
— Jessica Himmelspach